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Saab wins US Army low-altitude air surveillance contract

31st January 2014 - 09:57 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London


The US Army has chosen Saab to install a low-altitude air surveillance system, designed to prevent mid-air collisions during tactical aviation training, on one of its bases.

The army has ordered the Saab Sensis Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system to overcome flight safety issues identified at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), after a mid-air collision during a training exercise at the base resulted in the deaths of four army aviators in 2011.

Under the deal, announced on 29 January with an estimated valued of some $4.5 million, Saab will install a network of aircraft surveillance sensors in and around JBLM that will

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Jonathan Tringham


Jonathan Tringham

Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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